Faculty of Nursing - Graduate Office
July 4 – 13, 2018
St. Stephen's College, University of Alberta North Campus
Spiritual Assessment in the Promotion of Health
INT D 577 SEM B1
- Graduate-level learner
- Preparing for, or already a practitioner or educator in, a people-focused profession that includes spiritual care as part of the scope of practice
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to and capacity for reflective practice in one’s chosen profession
Spiritual assessment, as an element of whole person assessment, is of interest to a broad spectrum of health professionals as well as spiritually informed practitioners. At the same time, in-depth consideration of theories and skills needed for the practice of spiritual screening, spiritual history-taking and spiritual assessment is often lacking.
This course is designed to include four major learning activities:
- Explore conceptual and theoretical underpinnings to the practice of spiritual assessment in the promotion of health.
- Consider a variety of spiritual assessment frameworks and tools.
- Dialogue with representatives from various health professions who consider spiritual assessment to be of essence of whole person health promotion (e.g. nursing, psychology, chaplaincy, social work, pastoral counselling, and more).
- Integrate spiritual assessment within one's own health and/or spiritual care/ministry practice in ways that foster interdisciplinary collaboration for optimal care of patients/residents/clients, their families, and healthcare staff.
Dr. Joanne Olson
Dr. Suzette Brémault-Phillips